July Recap

Hello, August! How on earth are we already here?! It's been a minute since I've done a monthly recap sharing favorite things and whatnot due to our insanely busy (and fun) summer schedule, so without further adieu, let's jump right in!

Favorite Things

Being pregnant! There are definitely some not-so-glam moments and realities of pregnancy but overall, this whole experience has just been amazing. I'm enjoying and soaking up every single minute! PS if you're new around here, check out this post where I shared our announcement and all about our baby girl.

Dresses. It has been super hot this summer and luckily, we've been experiencing some incredibly beautiful weather as of late, but one thing I've loved is wearing dresses like it's my job haha. They are SO comfortable and I've been able to find so many (non-maternity) styles that still fit my growing bod and make me feel like myself. Here are some favs:


Jane Iredale BB Cream. I've worn this stuff nonstop all summer-long and am obsessed. I tried really hard to "clean up" my beauty products once finding out I was pregnant and after much hunting and a few failed attempts with others, I've landed on this being my new BFF. During the week, I will wear this, some powder, mascara and call it a day. Praise!

Nursery planning. Okay, also baby related because I just can't help myself! Nesting is in FULL FORCE around our house and I'm truly dreaming about what curtains or pillows might work best. And do I really like that crib? And omg how do you decide about a crib mattress? Haha in all seriousness, it's for sure been overwhelming (partly because I'm OCD and a control freak) but I'm having sooo much fun planning and finally starting to work on this precious room!

This backpack. I took it all over Europe and it has since become one of my favorite bags, especially for travel. It's way roomier than it looks online and has held up really well through all our summer trips. BTW it's on sale right now! :)

Yall's Favorites

This maxi dress from Asos. They also make this in maternity (currently out of stock), and it's just the best black maxi dress ever. I've worn this ALL summer long and don't plan on stopping anytime soon haha.

These bow sandals from Sam Edelman. I actually got these last year and was obsessed with them from day one. Like, how fun are these?! Here are some similar "bow" style sandals that are newer for this summer that you'll just love:


The cutest peachy sneaks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. I got SO many compliments and questions about these cuties after posting a pic on Instagram. They are so lightweight and comfortable, so I can definitely recommend as a good everyday sneaker. 

Top Posts

Wednesday Wish List: Baby Edition

Top 50 Nordstrom Purchases: Public Access

28 Week Bumpdate + NSale Baby Things

Other Goings-On

If you follow the blog consistently, or follow me on Instagram, you will know that we've been pretty much on the move since June. Over the course of the last two months we've been everywhere from Paris, London, Utah, Texas and Chicago. While it has been a very fun summer of travel and allowed us to experience and do SO much together before our lives completely change this October, I must admit I'm a little happy it's all starting to wrap up. We just have ONE little weekend getaway left (to the lake with my family) planned in a couple of weeks and then I'm throwing in the travel towel... until January, at least. ;)

Most of our lives these days have been about either travel or the baby. Now that our travel adventures are coming to a close for the year, I'm shifting my focus on baby and our house. Like I said, nesting is a REAL urge and I am feeling it, yall! Super excited for upcoming baby showers this month and next as well. Stay tuned for lots of travel posts about our summer coming up in August along with plenty more about prepping for a baby.

Don't Miss

Monthly bible studies are coming back and I would LOVE for you to join me in that. I started a new one this morning and shared on Instagram. Will be sharing something each morning and saving them under my highlights, so you can catch up or jump in at any point. :)

Final week of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is upon us, so time is ticking to snag up your new favorite pieces for Fall. I will be sharing one final roundup of sale items on Friday but until then, check out all the other posts so far:

Everything You Need to Know About the NSale

Top 50 Nordstrom Purchases: Public Access

NSale Activewear Still Available

Best of Boots & Booties

28 Week Bumpdate + NSale Baby Things

Cheers to a new month and happy hump day! Talk soon.

xx Alex